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How gorgeous is this live soundtrack to Canadian filmmaker Norman McLaren’s 1971 classic, Synchromy ? Absolutely Free was asked to create a new soundtrack this year at TIFF for a special multimedia event, Re-sounding The Films of Norman McLaren.
McLaren’s work and Absolutely Free’s music go incredibly well together.
Also, loving this reminder of TIFF’s Festival Square, and how much fun it was to have King Street closed down that first weekend – not to mention the live music stage.
Remember when we could still be outside and listen to music? Damn you, winter.
Posted on Sunday February 1 by Lisa Lagace at 7:54 am
As you might know from the Golden Globes on Sunday, awards season is in full swing.
And you might also know that The Imitation Game is a big contender for those awards (even though it was somehow shut out at the Globes).
I was able to check out a screening during TIFF – where it went on to win the People’s Choice Award – and absolutely adored this film. You might not be all that familiar with Enigma if you’re living over here in the West (unless you’re a history buff), but the story surrounding it is vital to our history – because it helped end World War II.
Alan Turing was the definition of a war hero, and because he happened to be attracted to men back in a time when that was illegal, his country essentially murdered him. It’s a truly tragic story, but one that definitely needed to be told.
If you’re up for seeing a truly captivating film, you’re in luck, because I have 5 pairs of ROE passes and soundtracks to giveaway for those of you located in Toronto.
To enter, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘Imitation Game’ and you’ll be entered to win.
For bonus entries, share this post on Twitter and Facebook and let me know in the comments.
Contest closes and winners will be chosen and contacted on January 18th, and must be able to pick up the prize in downtown Toronto.
Posted on Tuesday January 13 by Lisa Lagace at 7:30 am